Postville Herald in Postville, Iowa
25 Dec 1940

See the full image with a free trial.

Start for Free

Postville Herald in Postville, Iowa
25 Dec 1940

Read an issue on 25 Dec 1940 in Postville, Iowa and find what was happening, who was there, and other important and exciting news from the times. You can also check out other issues in The Postville Herald.

Browse Postville Herald

How to Find What You Are Looking for on This Page

We use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to make the text on a newspaper image searchable. Below is the OCR data for 25 Dec 1940 Postville Herald in Postville, Iowa. Because of the nature of the OCR technology, sometimes the language can appear to be nonsensical. The best way to see what’s on the page is to view the newspaper page.

Get started for free with a 7 day trial.

Postville Herald (Newspaper) - December 25, 1940, Postville, Iowa Wednesday december j Page two w be the ital 3� leg we could give away five Dollar Gold pieces to our customers we re Only fooling but they would t begin to convey the lavishness of our Christmas wishes for you. What we wish for you in 1941 transcends anything Money could buy. Poesch1s Bontery footwear for All the family egg we have a Christmas message addressed to you and it comes from every member of our store. It says Hope you and All members of your family enjoy the finest Christmas Kohlmann Brothers Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes egg egg a & % egg egg egg egg egg egg enjoyment of life to the fullest is a gift Given to few people. Because we be so greatly enjoyed our business relationship with you during the past year we Hope that 1941 will find you getting the utmost in Joy from your daily contacts with your fellow Man. C. F. Meier dealer in livestock leg you be heard of writers receiving fabulous sums of Money for Brilliant phrases slogans and epigrams. And yet the most Beautiful words we can find at this time of the year Are yours for the asking our gift to you merry Christmas or. J. W. Myers physician and surgeon get egg Here s an amazing value solid Gold wishes for a merry Christmas and a Happy new year absolutely free from this firm to you in appreciation of your Friendship Schultz Market Lac Schultz proprietor v Capitol news letter weekly news release of the Iowa press association. The material contained herein does not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper gov. George a. Wilson s refusal to approve the legislative interim committee s proposed $3,11,000 state building program for the next two years indicates that the chief executive May wish to hold the Money in Reserve for possible Iowa participation in National defense plans. Some of the members of the legislative interim committee were of the opinion that the committee should go slow in View of the foreign crisis but the language of the report is couched in such words that this Factor is Well recognized. And to top it off the report is merely a recommendation the action rests with the legislature. The governor agreed that capital improvement listed by the to interim group is important but there seemed to be some doubt in his mind As to whether this was the time to go ahead. A principal Factor in his refusal to approve was the wish to have his hands free to make his own recommendations according to Law without being tied by a commitment to a previous report. The interim committee under senator l. H. Doran Boone Republican has been one of the Best functioning committees in recent years. It is composed of five republicans and four democrats proving that it is possible for leaders of the two parties to get along in great shape when Given the Opportunity to know each other and to discuss the situations confronting them Over a table. Sales tax the sales tax proposal that the state demand All the Money now collected by merchants in the name of sales tax will be offered to the 1941 legislature. This is not the first time the Bill has been before the group. Secretary of state Earl g. Miller has suggested that the state is losing an estimated $3,000,000 through failure to collect All of the Money that merchants collect As sales tax. Upon close questioning he has no basis for this estimate. He is not alone however for neither does the state tax commission. Senator a. Claire Dewey Washington Republican is planning to introduce the same Bill which he brought before the general Assembly last year regarding sales tax. The Miller proposal is copied More or less from the Bill which senator Dewey introduced in the 1939 legislature. The tie up with the old age pension Rolls gives the Bill an Angle which will generate More support for it than has been generated in the past. Pension ers and pension organizations Are for any proposal that will raise pensions and legislators listen to pensioners around election time at any rate hence the probable new support. If the state could collect an additional $3,000,000 in sales tax and turn it Over to old age pension fund As suggested it would mean a Nice increase in the size of pension checks. The Federal government would match the $3,000,000, Dollar for Dollar making available to the social welfare Board an additional $6,000,000. The Board now has $14,000,000 at a a disposal and pays an average r Italy Check of slightly Over $20 to the 56,000 pensioners on its Rolls. A in other words the Board is Able to pay the present pension Load about $10 per month for every $7,000,000 which it has available. The additional $6,000,000 would bring average monthly checks up to nearly $30.-if the pension Load remained stationary. However there is no indication that the pension Load will remain stationary. It has been increasing at the rate of approximately 2,500 to 3,000 per year. Thus if the present average Check is to be maintained at that rate of increase it is obvious that any additional Money would have to help relieve this situation. Overcrowded for years the cry of overcrowded has come from the state s six mental hospitals. The interim committee s recommendations Are designed to help Correct these situations mid one of them in particular is interesting. Whereas most recommendations Are for new constructions this one has to do Willi the Purchase of the lutheran childrens orphans Home two Miles South of Stanton in Montgomery county. This is located on an nil weather Road about 40 Miles from the state Institute for the feeble minded it Glen Wood and not quite so far from the state a Hospital for the insane at Clarinda. In addition to 240 acres of land an Apple Orchard poultry House Dairy and hog barns there Are iwo Brick dormitories a Home for a superintendent a Central heating Plant and dining room. It is estimated that the land and buildings could be purchased for $24,000 or less. Or. Thomas b. Lacey. Superintendent of the state institution at Glenwood has suggested that much of the overcrowding there could be corrected by purchasing the lutheran Institute. The buildings have been empty for Only a year. Getting acquainted with Santa Claus egg egg egg leg Santa is the Man who comes to oar House this season i i year and we be been waiting patiently far Liim a a i o whisper in his end n request that to include Wiir Chri ir1 wishes for you and your family when he Irons Down Chimney this season. A Leonard a. Hammel Coal and feeds before interpreting Santa Claus to children parents need to get acquainted with him. According to history the Jolly old fellow originated not As a rotund laughing be whiskered Man. But As a Good Bishop who Rode a White horse. This Bishop became the Patron Saint of children when he came to the Rescue of an impoverished Nobleman who lived in the ancient country of lycia. By presenting him with three bags of Gold for the dowries of his three Marriageable daughters. The legend of the Bishop travelled and travelled until most of the european countries adopted it. Then just As America inherited All of her other customs and traditions she inherited Santa Claus. He came to us from Holland and landed in new Amsterdam now new Yor still a solemn Bishop Riding a White horse. His name was now Saint Nicholas however. Somewhere during that Ocean voyage he had been renamed. He visited the new Amsterdam children on the night of december 6th. It is believed that the name Santa Claus is an americanization of the Way the Little dutch children recited their prayer to the Good Saint. Sancte then when new Amsterdam became new York the English children living there had St. Nicholas bring them gifts on december 24th by hanging up their stockings on that night. As time went on. More and More he came to resemble a dutch Grandfather in appearance. An american writer in 1809. Washington Irving gave us our first real picture of Santa Claus As a fat roly poly gentleman with a Jolly manner who Rode through the air in a Sleigh drawn by Reindeer. Almost every country in the world has some version of this Santa tradition. Thus throughout history Santa has been the spirit of giving and the Patron Saint of children. In telling children about Santa parents can make him the Central character in some original stories. There is no reason Why Santa a make believe person who lives Way up North and brings toys to boys and girls at Christmas time should not be a part of Christmas for every child. Children have vivid imaginations and Santa need t be a real person any More than Little Black Sambo needs to be a real Little Black boy any More than brownies need to be real children or any More than fairies need to be real people. Egg egg egg egg & leg that musical lilt of merrily jingling Christmas Bells is expressive of the Christmas spirit. The Way we fed toward the friends and customers who have made 1w such a pleasant year for us. Postville baking co. L. J. Mason Aix proprietor Mumm Mumm a Mem As merry Christmas to All card of thanks we wish to take this Means of extending our thanks to the neighbors and friends who assisted us during the illness and after the passing on of our beloved husband and father Henry Eggert and for the Many expressions of sympathy. The Rev. Ludwig the choir those who brought Lowers and furnished cars at the funeral do we also thank. Mrs. Henry Eggert and children. Egg egg egg Skeg Are you having any fun of Are for this is the Christmas season and enjoyment of life to its fullest is evident on every Side in the midst of your Holiday fun we Hope you will think or us for you be added a great Deal v our business Progress during the past year. Thank you and a very merry Christmas to you All. " Thoma Bros. Restaurant the Jack Sprat store Thoma s drug store the store egg & egg egg leg if we could write the words in our heart they would add no i meaning to our wish for you this season. We must depend a j you to understand our sincerely when we wish Yon a merry i Christmas and peace on Earth for All men. William Kozelka Fine footwear egg egg egg egg leg other countries May have charming Christmas customs but the finest we know is the traditional american custom do shouting merry Christmas to everyone As we walk Bresug and cheerily along the Street. we Don t see Yon a. Christmas morning Here s our greeting right now my of Christmas 1 Eger. R. F. Topliff dentist egg egg % leg % egg could i hat you by by a a a we pour we Heartfelt words merry Christmas or f. W. Kiesau or. M. F. Kie a physicians and surgeons

Search All Newspapers in Postville, Iowa

Advanced Search

Search Courier

Search the Postville Herald Today with a Free Trial

We want people to find what they are looking for at NewspaperArchive. We are confident that we have the newspapers that will increase the value of your family history or other historical research. With our 7-day free trial, you can view the documents you find for free.

Not Finding What You Were Looking for on This Page of The Postville Herald?

People find the most success using advanced search. Try plugging in keywords, names, dates, and locations, and get matched with results from the entire collection of newspapers at NewspaperArchive!

Looking Courier

Browse Newspapers

You can also successfully find newspapers by these browse options. Explore our archives on your own!

By Location

By Location

Browse by location and discover newspapers from all across the world.

Browse by Location
By Date

By Date

Browse by date and find publications for a specific day or era.

Browse by Date
By Publication

By Publication

Browse old newspaper publications to find specific newspapers.

Browse by Publication
By Collection

By Collection

Browse our newspaper collections to learn about historical topics.

Browse by Collection

NewspaperArchive FAQs

Looking for more information? If you’re not ready to talk to a representative, here are some frequently asked questions to help you determine if institutional access to Newspaper Archive is for you and your institution.

Newspapers allow readers to step into the life and times of past decades and centuries from all over the world. Not only do they have interesting and unique articles and photos, but they also have advertisements, comics, classifieds, and more.
The NewspaperArchive collection can be searched several different ways - advanced search, browse, and publications. The advanced search offers filters to narrow your search for more precise results.
NewspaperArchive’s collection of newspapers boasts more than 85% unique content compared to other newspaper sites. In addition to big city newspapers, we have a wide variety of newspapers from small towns that hold a wealth of information about day-to-day life. Our collection dates back to 1607!